Venerable Sangharakshita is one of the most significant Buddhist pioneers in the West. I have always looked to his books for inspiration and ideas on how to better translate the principles and practices of Buddhism for western audiences and practitioners today. – Lama Surya Das
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Sangharakshita is the founder, principal teacher and guide of the Triratna Buddhist Order and Community. The Complete Works of Sangharakshita include all his previously published work, as well as talks, seminars and writings published for the first time. This collection represents the definitive edition of his life’s work as a Buddhist writer and teacher.
Windhorse Publications is very proud to be publishing this new collection.
Launched in October 2016, we aim to publish the twenty-seven volumes over eight years, not in strict volume order, but in groups of four or five volumes ranging over each of the six ‘baskets’ that the collection is divided into – Foundation, India, The West, Commentary, Memoirs, and Poetry and the Arts. Learn more about the project. View the list of all titles in the Complete Works.
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[Sangharakshita] treats all the Buddhist canonical literature with the respect it deserves and presents carefully argued defences of the tradition, while correcting a number of widely held misrepresentations of it … – Lama Shenpen Hookham
The first volume to be launched was Volume 9, Dr Ambedkar and the Revival of Buddhism I. In 1956, along with hundreds of thousands of his followers, Ambedkar renounced the Hindu caste system – according to which they were condemned to be ‘untouchable’ – and converted to Buddhism. In Dr Ambedkar and the Revival of Buddhism I, Sangharakshita explains clearly why Dr. Ambedkar is of continuing relevance to all Buddhists worldwide.
The next three volumes have just been released.
- Volume 3, The Three Jewels II, which contains What is the Dharma? and two previously out of print titles: What is the Sangha? and Who is the Buddha? This volume, also contains new endnotes, which take the reader to the original sources of the many teachings given in these commentaries, i.e. to the Buddha’s teachings in the Pali Canon and Mahayana Sutras.
- Volume 16, Mahayana Myths and Stories, which brings together the commentaries on the White Lotus Sutra, the Sutra of Golden Light and the Vimalakīrti-Nirdeśa. This volume contains: The Drama of Cosmic Enlightenment, The Priceless Jewel (essay), Transforming Self and World, The Inconceivable Emancipation and new endnotes reflecting original sources.
- Volume 20, The Rainbow Road from Tooting Broadway to Kalimpong, which contains Sangharakshita’s memoir, The Rainbow Road, which has been long out of print, and a foreword by editor Kalyanaprabha, with reflections on autobiography and the novel and how reading Sangharakshita’s memoirs can be a kind of spiritual friendship (kalyana mitrata).
Watch this video to hear two key editors, Kalyanaprabha and Vidyadevi, discuss their roles in the Complete Works project: